Mergers & Acquisitions

Savvas Learning Acquires Canadian Digital Math Provider Rubicon Publishing

Savvas Learning, a provider of digital learning solutions across all K-12 grade levels and subjects, announced today it has acquired Rubicon Publishing, the developer of Canada's most widely used all-digital math instruction.

Rubicon’s MathUP, an inquiry-based math program for K–8 students, is the best-selling online math product in Canada, Savvas Learning said in a news release.

“With its hugely popular online math program, MathUP, Rubicon has evolved into a cutting-edge digital learning company that has transformed math education in Canada,” said Savvas Learning CEO Bethlam Forsa. “I look forward to building upon Rubicon's successes and becoming the solutions provider of choice for educators on both sides of the border.”

Rubicon was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Toronto. The publisher has earned acclaim for its digital solution for math instruction and for its diverse catalog of nearly 5,000 titles of K-12 literature (including adaptations and translations) distributed to students around the world. The illustrated books “combine effective instructional design with captivating content across all curriculum areas,” Savvas Learning said.

Some of Rubicon's notable products include:

  • MathUP: Featuring a web-based platform suitable for computers, interactive whiteboards, and mobile devices, this fully-online instructional program builds teachers' knowledge and understanding, resulting in higher quality math teaching and learning.
  • BoldPrint: With a diverse array of more than 550 beautifully designed books, this supplemental program of focused short readers is proven to be successful supporting any reading program (from basal-reading and language arts to reading intervention and ESL) and improving students' vocabulary and reading-comprehension skills.
  • Classroom Collections: Offering a variety of imaginative, high-interest readers for students of all grade levels in a range of formats, this line includes Sankofa, a series of books featuring the works of African authors celebrating the Black experience, as well as readers and graphic novels depicting North American indigenous cultures, and titles that explore engaging topics through multiple perspectives of diverse cultures.
  • “The 10” Collection: Featuring a Top 10 countdown format, this research-based collection of more than 150 nonfiction titles promotes active reading and critical thinking through inquiry-based learning, while also supporting STEM programs.

“Rubicon’s portfolio complements Savvas Learning Company's line of next-generation learning solutions that span all K-12 grade levels and disciplines and include research-grounded assessment, supplemental, and intervention programs,” Savvas Learning said.

Savvas’ education solutions include its Realize learning management system, which offers more than 1,000 standards-aligned programs.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].